You’ve probably heard of RCS messaging. The new standard has been promoted by Google as their answer to iMessage and is the backbone behind the new “Chat” features in Android Messages. With RCS, Android phones will now enjoy enhanced messaging like iPhone users have had for years — but is it really the same?

RCS stands for Rich Communication Services. Think of it like a replacement for the ancient SMS standard — messaging based on your phone number, but enhanced thanks to the power of the web. Instead of using SMS networks, your messages will travel over cellular data and Wi-Fi, and that… more


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